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What’s On

See below for our current and forthcoming events and exhibitions…


Painting For Fun

6th January 2015, 10:00 AM to 15th December 2015, 16:00 PM

Every Tuesday 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00 from 6th January 2015

Free oil painting sessions, open to all but aimed at those out of work or struggling with stress. All materials provided and all welcome! Please email Kim Todd, kimp.todd@gmail.com for more information.

Please note: Painting for Fun will not be taking place on Tuesday 15th & 22nd September 2015

Painting for Fun Exhibition

18th August 2015, 11:00 AM to 31st August 2015, 16:00 PM

Preview: Monday 17th August 2015 6:30 – 8pm

Come to the fourth exhibition of the Painting for Fun class (a free class for anyone who needs to relax) and see how art has helped people to cope with life and grow in confidence. Paintings are available for purchase and the profits are used to buy materials for the class.

All We Are Saying

12th September 2015, 10:00 AM to 3rd October 2015, 16:00 PM

Launch event: 11th September 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition open: 12th September – 3rd Oct 2015 11am – 4pm Tues – Sat

World Peace Day Doves Workshop: 19th September 12 – 3pm (Drop-in)

Peace Blanket Bring & Share Lunch Celebration: 3rd October 12 – 2pm

‘All We Are Saying’ at The Holy Biscuit is an exhibition of local artists, who have teamed up with artists from all over the North East, as well as in Liverpool, Germany and the Netherlands to create a multi-sited ‘Call-Out’ for Peace, throughout the months of September and October. The ideology remains as always, apolitical, non-religious, non-partisan or nationalistic, and (as far as possible) zero budgeted and non-profit making.

As part of the exhibition at the Holy Biscuit, there will be work from textile artists, print makers, painters, photographers and silversmiths. Leading up to and during the exhibition people are also being asked to be involved in making a ‘Peace Square’, a small textile piece which will be sewn into a larger ‘Peace Blanket’, so far there has been contributions from as far afield as Sri Lanka, Florida and Germany.

As well as being open to the public between 11th September and 3rd of October, special events are also being held. On Saturday 19th September, to coincide with World Peace Day, where visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to make peace doves using fabric, papers and ribbons. Then on Saturday 3rd of October, there will be a special celebration day for the Peace Blanket and visitors will be able to see all the squares sewn together.

To find out more about contributing to the Peace Blanket visit: www.facebook.com/AllwearesayingattheHolyBiscuit

WEA Photography Course: Tell Your Story Through Photographs

14th September 2015, 10:00 AM to 30th November 2015, 12:00 PM

Every Monday 10-12 from 14th September until 30th November 2015

A practical photography course for people who are interested in learning about photographic story telling and developing a personal series of photographs around a theme of their choosing. Students will be guided by the tutor, and through one to one and group discussions, to find a theme which has meaning for them. By the end of the course they will have created a series around their chosen idea.

Standard fee of £63 for the whole course or free to learners on means tested benefits.

For more details, or to enrol, please contact the Worker’s Educational Association directly at northeast@wea.org.uk or 0191 212 6100

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